New School Year 2020 - 2021

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Senior Room activities during school closure 

Good morning parents/guardians, boys & girls, I hope you and your families, all had a safe and enjoyable weekend. 

Please see below your work for the week:

RTE School Hub & Cúla 4 on TG4 are great resources for the children to watch daily. 

Literacy & Numeracy Workbooks

Spellings & sentences both for English & Irish revision, if finished Fuaimeanna agus Focail, go back to chapter one and revise those spellings for Friday. New Irish sentences also.

Tables - Multiplication 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Mathematics each class completes

3rd Class All Star Circus 

4th Class Chapter 29 Number Sentences 

5th Class Chapter 21 Directed Numbers 

6th Class Chapter 29 Variables 

English each class completes one chapter per week

- Reading for pleasure

- Free writing for pleasure, topic of your choice

- Continue a bank of stories to create a story book by the holidays

- Starlight - Pick a Chapter you have not fully completed

Gaeilge - one chapter per week, and Leabhar Litrithe corresponding section

- Spend time watching Cúla 4 on TG4

- An teilifís - Na Ceachteanna - Edco have free Access to Bua Na Cainte for extra printable's and resources.

Also for Gaeilge, please see below links to a range of stories as gaeilge for the children to listen to, which will greatly help listening comprehension and oral language development:

Inniu Dé Luain., De Mháírt, etc... followed by 1,2 or 3 sentences (or more) about that day, mar shampla (Tá an lá te. Bhí mé ag siúl. Chonaic mé Ar Scoil ar TG4.  Bhí mé ag rothaíocht)  or listing all the words they can think of regarding a téama (An Teilifís) and putting 1,2,3 or more into a sentence.

For S.E.S.E. you have two weeks to complete the projects:

S.E.S.E. - Science:  Project on Common Materials: Wood, plastic, metal etc. Pick one and focus on where they come from, what they are used for etc. 

Geography - Project on The Mediterranean, location on map, population, specific landmarks etc. 

- History - Project on The Native Americans

P.E. - Outside Games: hopping, skipping, jumping, jogging, running etc.

Music - Listen to different sounds in your environment, identify patterns of sound, can you create a song using the natural environment

Religion - Daily prayer & reflection

S.P.H.E. - Personal Hygiene - washing your hands, correct sneezing procedure, spending time with your family

-Practicing Social Distancing, speaking about how you feel

Athlone Education Centre School Challenge Week 6 (STEAM, Visual Arts, Literacy & Numeracy)

With special thanks to the team in Athlone Education Centre, they will be sharing weekly fun STEAM lessons and resources that can be completed at home:

Please find the link below to Week 6 of our School Challenge. This week’s challenge includes some fun activities in Visual Arts, STEAM, Literacy and Numeracy, which you may wish to share your pupils. Pupils may post a picture of their completed challenge to @athloneec #AECSchoolChallenge.  

Week 6 Build a Bridge      Week 6 100 Word Challenge

Week 6 It's Dicey              Week 6 Salt Painting

After Easter Message to Parents/Guardians

Dear Parents, Guardians and Pupils,

Hope you and all your extended family are keeping safe and well and that you had a happy Easter. It was great news to hear that the Easter Bunny was allowed to travel outside the 2km to deliver those well deserved Easter Eggs !

We know from the busy activity on SeeSaw for the previous 3 weeks before Easter, despite all the unprecedented events, pupils still managed to keep in touch with their school-work while also learning how to develop a whole new set of skills including, how to timetable their day, enjoy exercise at a 2km limit, play games, help out at home and stay in touch remotely with their school friends.  Skills for life without a doubt!

I would like to continue my gratitude and to thank all the parents and guardians for all the support you have given your children at home. It is not an easy task to balance all the tasks you now have to complete at home as well as trying to keep healthy in both mind and body.

On a sad note, over the weekend saw the passing of Canon Peadar Lavin. Canon Lavin has been a weekly visitor to Rahara National School, he came in to visit the boys and girls, telling stories, asking questions and listening to the children's stories. He will be sadly missed. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. 

Thank you.

Be well and stay safe.

Kind regards,
Rahara National School

Easter Letter to Parents/Guardians from Fr. Milton

Dear Parents & Guardians,

This is a challenging time for many families and I would like to affirm all of you in the good work you are doing as parents / guardians.

I also appreciate the many concerns you may have and each day I ask the Lord to bless you with the graces you need.

The arrival of the Easter holidays, at a time of social distancing, is bound to be challenging but I hope it will also present your family with new opportunities. Generally children respond well to a structured day and I encourage you to take time to both play and pray with them and to involve them occasionally in novel activities for them, liking making buns or helping you do something that you can praise them for doing.

During prayer time please remember grandparents and other family members who may be self-isolating and also those who are unwell and those who care for them. I also encourage you to keep up regular contact, even if it is brief. This is also a good time to remember with gratitude all the people who serve us in shops and through other services and to talk to our children about the good work they do for all of us on an ongoing basis.

As I write I am particularly conscious of children and families that were looking forward to First Communion and Confirmation celebrations. I and others in our parish look forward to celebrating with you when this pandemic has passed. In the meantime I encourage you to consider how, as a family, you will celebrate Easter, and the great events in the life of Christ which give these sacraments their meaning.

If you have internet access, you will find links to lovely child-friendly sacramental programmes, films, animated cartoons and prayers on our diocesan website . Bishop Kevin has also uploaded a special message for Confirmation candidates (see

Watch out too for news of our Easter ceremonies on social media and please join us. Your family is an integral part of our parish community.

Finally, feel free to ring me at any time, whether it be for a chat, or simply to request a prayer or a blessing for yourself or someone else. These are times for us to face the challenges together and as your priest it’s my great privilege to bring the needs and concerns, the joys, consolation and gratitude of our community to God.


Fr. Ray

Enrollment for New School Year 2020 - 2021

If your child is scheduled to start school in September 2020 or if you are contemplating changing schools, please come and visit Rahara NS. We have a lot to offer including a Homework Club which runs, Monday-Thursday until 4:30pm! 

To give you a flavour of life in Rahara National School, please visit the 'News' section of our website. Scroll down to see all that happens - it is a busy place! If you have any queries or require further details, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Check out our school Newsletters, Facebook and Twitter pages for all the latest information on all the wonderful goings on in Rahara National School.

Upcoming Policy Review

As part of the continuous consultative process of policy review undertaken by the Board of Management, parents are invited to take part in an upcoming review of policies in the school. As part of the consultative process the main stakeholders (B.O.M., Staff, Parents and Pupils) are very welcome to make submissions regarding policy updates via the schools email address All stakeholders are made aware of draft policies on our school website and a hard copy is also available on request from the school office.

The upcoming policies for review are be available to view below:

Draft Admissions Policy 2020 Consultation

Draft Admissions Notice 2020 Consultation 

Draft Acceptical Use Policy 2020 Consultation 

Draft SEN Policy 2020 Consultation 

Draft Assessment & Record Keeping Policy 2020 Consultation

Draft Gender and Equal Opportunity Policy 2020 Consultation 

Draft Dignity in the Workplace Policy 2020 Consultation 

Also, an important factor to highlight, these policies are in the draft phase, specific details of dates and timings in some instances are for effect rather than actual policy requirement. 

Rahara National School looks forward to the continued collaborative process of all stakeholders. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Rahara National School


Fáilte go Scoil Náisiúnta Rath Aradh.

We extend a warm welcome to you and your child. It is our aim that your child will be extremely happy in our school and will achieve his/her full potential. There is a strong sense of community and a high level of cooperation between staff, pupils and parents. 

Our school is situated in County Roscommon in the 'Heart of Ireland'. Thank you for taking the time to visit us. We hope you enjoy our website. To learn more about our school please click on the links. We are always delighted to hear feedback from people who view our site.

Please feel free to mail your comments and suggestions to 

Thank you.

Upcoming Events

School will remain closed until September 2020 

Rahara National School will remain closed until September 2020 as part of contingency measures put in place by the Chief Medical Officer, Public Health Officials and the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding. Be safe. 

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